When you honestly break it down, doing a Tough Mudder (or any challenging adventure race) is not fun. Trudging up and down mean hills, plunging into icy waters, carrying heavy things (including our bodies), crawling through muddy and rocky terrain, getting electrocuted, etc. are simply not enjoyable activities. But that’s not the point! The reason to do one, as I see it, is to drink down the emotional cocktail of accomplishment/gratification/joy/relief that you get while sporting the Orange headband! I used to say back in the triathlon days that the best part of racing was crossing the finish line. With Tough Mudder however, there are so many more mental battles to overcome before you get your trophy!